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    1812 Half Eagle, BD-1, AU53
    Attractive Wide 5D Example

    1812 $5 BD-1, R.3, AU53 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a, unclashed dies. More than 58,000 half eagles were minted in 1812, with two varieties known for the date. The present coin represents the more available BD-1 variety, with a Wide 5D in the denomination. This attractive specimen displays sharp details on the obverse, but the reverse is a little softer and shows more wear. Planchet adjustment marks appear in the center reverse and around the scroll center. The surfaces are lustrous and show only a few minor abrasions.
    Ex: Eagle Harbor Collection, Part Three / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2011), lot 4290.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25PL, Variety PCGS# 507601, Base PCGS# 8112)

    Weight: 8.75 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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